defunding planned parenthood will show congress' disapproval, but it won't change any of those other things. thank you for joining us on "inside story." >> this is aljazeera america, live in new york city. i'm del walters in tonight for tony harris. state of machine, chaos for thousands along the hungarian/serbian border, and clamping down on refugees trying to escape war. >> . >> millions inside of syria, stuck inside of that country, and the daily struggles and why they stay many. stranded, california wildfires displacing hundreds
of thousands. and the toll offer mother nature, the toll its taking on one close-knit community. >> and democracy, why the problems are now much worse. >> we begin tonight with our special coverage, all this week of the refugee crisis, now stretching from the middle east to europe. hundreds are camped outlook a road leading to the serbian/hungary border, and hungary declared a state of emergency in two of its border regions, and clamped down on people for the country illegally. austria stepping up its border checks, and now calling for a summit next week. they want to discuss the refugee crisis, and meanwhile,
interior ministers will hold a summit next tuesday to pry to break the deadlock to relocate 120,000 refugees. as europeans try to deal with the way to deal with the crisis, more refugees head for their borders. more on the desperate journeys. >> reporter: at this border, hungary has taken the crisis in a new direction, and it makes life even harder for refugees. many have found themselves stuck in no man's land, with no way into hungary, and no way back into serbia. >> they don't understand us. i told the army to just describe our situation, that it's humanitarian, but they don't understand. >> by crossing from serbia into the european union, hungary has provoked outrage
among its southern neighbors, but the government said that it's asylum laws are justified. >> those who haven't gone on their journey to the hungarian border to asylum, they are automatically going to be turned back. >> reporter: opposition parties attacked the government for its action. >> the order of the life is stronger than order of the law. it's outrageous. [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: the far right party said that the government had done too little too late. and one of its leaders spoke to a news conference, heckled by two protesters. [ chanting ] iraqi refugees, the other side of the fence, were appealing for water and food. the hungarian prime minister,
victor alban, believes that he's taking the lead at a time when eu members still can't reach an agreement for share quotas for settling refugees, and the rift between the east and the west in the european union has never been burke. it's shaking it to it's very foundations. while eu leaders are slow at making decisions on the ground, here it's even worse. >> and we're learning about the scale of the crisis that europe is relying to deal with, fron text said that 156,000 refugees arriving in europe in august alone. more than 500,000 refugees arriving so far this year, and that is nearly doubled it 80,000 refugees that arrived in all of 2014. and there was another reminder today of the dangers that they face trying to make that trip to europe. the turkish coast guard saying
22 people drown when a large boat capsized, sailing to a unique island. it came as refugees drown the day about it. >> syrians are worrying about the seemingly never ending war in their homeland, and frustrated by the u.s.' lack of involvement on the military and non-military fronts. a group in ohio says that they have been forgotten. >> we are disappointed, really. >> reporter: za here alwater, is giving up on the u.s. government. we first met this syrian american in 2013, trying to find solas in his ohio garden, between frustrating calls to the u.s. state department. >> this is zahir, and i would
like to get my and his family from syria to here. >> for weeks, he made the same plea, trying to rescue his family. >> i'm in need of your help, so please give me a call back, thank you very much. >> now, two years later, after two years of failing to get any help, his sister is among the dead refugees. she perished trying to escape syria with her two children, and like thousands of others, she paid a smuggler to take her across the sea, hoping to reach sweden. >> once they got to the first island, my sister was getting very sick, and once they hit the land, and they called an ambulance or something, on the way to the hospital she passed away. >> she died. why was that so important for
your sister to get her kids to europe? >> because there's no place for them. they can not walk, they cannot go to school. she was a -- to give anything she can to get them to the safety. >> alwater, is not alone. his group of syrian-american friends in columbus, ohio, meet often to discuss the conflict. the lack of american interrex, and fears for their family members still living in the war zone. >> reporter: do you think that you'll ever go back to syria? >> once we get that dictator out. >> you want to go back? >> i will go back to help. >> reporter: hoping more of his family doesn't die waiting. >> and adam may joins us live
from washington d.c., and what is the current u.s. involvement in the syrian civil war and the refugee crisis as well? >> yeah, hi, del. when it comes to military involvement so far from the u.s., it has been very miniscule. there was a recent effort by the pentagon to try to train some syrian rebels, and one democratic senator over the weekend called that an utter failure. when it comes to the refugee crisis, the president last week pledged to bring in an additional 10,000 refugees, and some say that that number should be much higher, and some suggesting that the president should push for 100,000. what they want, ex edited immigration proceedings for those who have relatives in the u.s. and that could help thousands more. >> some are trying goat their relatives out of syria, and when are syrian relatives going
to convince the u.s. to get more involved? >> yeah, they're sending money, and this is a desperate situation for those with close family over there in syria. so they have gone to capitol hill and tried to meet with some members of the obama administration. what they're trying to push for is not more humanitarian money, and not more entrance for those refugees, but what they're trying to see, actually, is the u.s. push for a no-fly zone over syria. of course we know right now, with russia afternooning up it's military operations in syria, it seems rather unlikely. i did speak to a doctor on the ground in syria, and he witnessed those bombs falling first happenefirsthand and we'le coming up tonight on "america tonight." >> and later this hour, dangerous conditions for millions of syrians who decided to stay behind, living inside of that war-torn country. just days after a train
crashed into grand mosque, saudi arabia taking steps against the construction company which is owned by the bin laden family. an investigation underway with the projects involving the saudi bin laden group. and the bin laden family members have been barred from traveling until the investigation is complete. the crane collapsed, leaving more than 100 people dead. >> also, 36 palestinians were injured today when the israeli police stormed the mosque in jerusalem, known as the temple mount. it's considered to be holy to both muslims and jews. the police battling palestinians when they tried to arrest them when they stayed in the mosque overnight. donald trump is onboard the uss iowa in los angeles this evening to deliver a speech on national security. the event on the battleship, coming a day before the second round of presidential debates.
it follows criticism from his colleagues over trump's lack of foreign policy knowledge. and the concern for the group that's planning an ad campaign against trump. michael shore, what can we expect from this. >> dell, you never know what you can expect from donald trump's speeches, but that's specific, but he's going to be talking in front of veterans about foreign policy, and when he spoke about it before, it's basically about china, and how he would be a better deal maker, and iran, how he would police, instead of tear up the iran deal that president obama just signed. but what he will likely do is show the veterans and the military people that he is really ready to be president, and his back of military experience does not disqualify him as some experts have said
from the presidency. >> he self admits that he gets most of his military information from watching television shows, so it's difficult to say whether he has any beliefs in what specifically projects on the united states when it comes to power, unlike president reagan, who for example talks about this shining city on the hill. i'm not sure that you're going to see that kind of specifics or passion from donald trump, but you'll see more or less a policy that will develop that says america has to, will come out on top and be a winner, and that's where he struck the nerve with the american public. >> reporter: they don't judge trump on the fact that he doesn't have military experience. people we spoke to today said that they want something different, and donald trump is going to offer that, and probably very loudly tonight. >> then there's a new poll out that shows dr. ben carson catching up to donald trump, and does that change anything ahead of tomorrow's debate?
>> reporter: you know, it can only change that ben carson will likely be the brunt of some sort of direct verbal attack from donald trump. tomorrow, donald trump suffers the polls pretty well, and he talks about how he is on top in the polls, and the symbolism of being in a docked battleship, that's what donald trump is right now, didn't move very much. the cbs poll that you refer to, up 27 points, last time he was at 23, but look at ben carson, up from 26 last time. so in that short time, people have caught up a little bit to donald trump. and other candidates have moved up a little bit. carly fiorina up a little bit in the poll, and donald trump has stayed pretty much where he was. so he may address those things as well. >> and still a long way to iowa. mike at shore, thank you very much. there's a new study out
that says when americans go to the polls, it's likely that they will be casting their votes on machines that are extremely out of date and in alarming condition. calling for sweeping overhauled, but that comes with a steep price tag. as the frenzy builds for next year's presidential election, a new bell sounding the alarm about one potential snag. the on state of america's voting machines. the study, published by center for justice, found that more than 1 dozen states use machines more than 15 years old, so old that replacement parts are no longer available. everything from outdated software to worn out touch screens, could lead to problems. >> i don't feel anything, other than optimistic. >> reporter: that contest between george w. bush and al gore went down to the wire in
florida, because of problems with the punch card ballots. and in fact, breakdowns could prevent eligible voters from participating at all. in the last presidential election, scenes like this were common, thousands spending hours in line just to exercise their right to cast a ballot. >> i got here at 7:30 this morning, and just left. it's 9:30 right now, 100 people have been able to vote. >> the estimated price tag for the overhauls, more than $1 billion according to the study. and without federal funding to mitigate the cost, economics may influence whose rote is processed smoothly and whose isn't. as wealthier counties can replace old machines far quicker than older ones. >> morris is the deputy director of the brennan center for justice at nyu. and mr. norton, how bad is bad? >> well, the word that we kept
hearing from election officials was crisis. >> not exactly what you want to hear going into a major election. >> it's not, there are things that could be done, ahead of the 2016 election, contingency plans with the crisis, and ultimately, we have to find the money to replace them. >> you know, pointing out the problem is one thing, but getting them to fix the problem is another thing. how do you get the system to fix the problem, when let's face it, there are some states trying to make it more difficult for people to vote than making it easier for people to vote. >> the fact of the matter is that everybody should agree.
>> but isn't that what we said? with all of those hang chads, that the system needs to be fixed? why, so many years later, are we talking about the system needing to be fixed? on your cellphone, there's an app for everything, and why isn't there an app for voting? >> that's a great question, and in fact, we did address the question after the election, and congress provided $2 billion for counties across the country to buy new machines, and the problem is there was not a lot of planning for what came after that. and the machines that we bought in the early 2,000s were in many ways better than the punch card machines that created all of the problems in florida in 2,000. but they ran on laptop technology. it's now 10, 15 years later. and as we all know, laptops don't last that long, and it's time to upgrade the systems, and unfortunately, there has not been the planning or the
money to do that. >> i was thinking about the fact that yes, technology would make it better, but yes, hackers seem to have targeted every majoring institution in the united states and succeeded. are you concerned about placing technology in something like american democracy? >> one of the problems with the older technology, it doesn't necessarily have the security that we want. we have rigorous testing of the voting machines that we didn't have a few years ago, but the machines, one of the things that i'm so concerned about with the older machines, they're often running on software, like microsoft word 2,000, word xp, the kind of software that isn't serviced by -- >> that our kids now look at us and laugh when we say that we still run it. >> and nobody is providing security patches for those anymore. so absolutely, that's just another reason in fact why we need to invest in the machinery
of the democracy for the infrastructure. >> no one can say that you didn't warn us from the brennan center at nyu. thank you so much. >> still ahead, california burning, firefighters trying to get things under control. and the question is, will they get help from mother nature? and washed away, several people washed away in this flood in a excluded part of the west. sure, tv has evolved over the years.
>> more than 700 homes have been destroyed by those two wildfires still burning in california. the valley fire, said to be only 15% contained. and that fire so far has burned 60,000 acres in northern california since saturday. and 9,000 homes are now in its path. and the butte fire, burning since last wednesday, has consumed 71,000 acres outside of sacramento, and it's said to be 30% contained. 4 it thousand people have to leave their homes, and drier conditions are helping to quickly spread the flames. >> with the wind driving the fire the way it was, we couldn't get out in front of it, so we had to deal with the flames as best we could. and try to stay out of the way to the falling power lines, and the trees coming down across the roads. >> also tonight, 15 people are
dead after flash floods hit utah. authorities are still searching for one person in the southern utah town of hilldale. 16 people were washed downstream when the vehicles crashed into the floodwaters, and four people in zion park are said to be missing. kevin corriveau is tracking all of the fires and want storms, and it's safe to say that it's a mess. >> it is, and for utah, it's not over yet. flooyet flash flood warnings are in effect right now. in los angeles, they saw one of their rainiest september days in history. but i want to show you what's happening in utah, because this is the town of hilldale, on the southern border. let's put this into motion, and watch the thunderstorms pushing through. we're not talking about huge thunderstorms, but you see that they have issued a flash flood
warning for that region, and they have expanded it as well. and then we are now looking at another flash flood warning this evening. with these new sets of storms that are pushing through the region. the reason hilldale is so susceptible, it lies at the bottom of a canyon, and when it rains to the north, all of that rain gets funneled into the canyon and then comes down these streams, and for hilldale, that was a very very deadly situation there. up here we're getting the second bout of rain pushing in through parts of the pacific, and that's going to last through tomorrow as well. so that's good news, as well the cooler temperatures in the forecast. that's going to stay through tomorrow. and then as we go through the rest of the week, we have been talking about this before. the temperatures are going to start to rise. look at what we're seeing here for the valley fire. tomorrow, not too bad. and then every single day until sunday, 95°, and this is also
for the butte fire as well. we're looking at 96° by the time we get to sunday, so that fire threat is going to go back up. >> all of this on top of the drought. kevin, thank you very much. still ahead, no place to go, safe places in syria almost impossible to find. and the people left behind now living inside of that country. and german hospitality. how fans of a soccer team are going out of their way to welcome the refugees.
>> secretary of state, john kerry, called his counterpart in moscow today about russia's continuing military buildup in syria. the foreign minister, sergei lavrov, it's unclear at this hour, but russian tanks are said to have taken up positions at an air base. two military cargo nights are arriving each day. more from moscow. >> adds concern in the west grows at russia's involvement in syria, president putin made it clear that they will continue to supply damascus with military equipment. >> we have supported the syrian government as it
confronts terrorist aggression, we will provide it all of the necessary military and technical support. and we call on other countries to join us >> reporter: and putin had another reason to back syria's war against isil. >> the fighters from different countries undergo ideological indoctrination and training, also unfortunately from european countries, and many former soviet republics, and we're worried about the possibility of them returning to our territory. >> but the view from washington from the president down is that russia's continued support of assad is doomed to failure. >> what we would like to see is movement towards a political transition in syria. and as i said last week, we still believe that there's an opportunity to pursue that kind of transition in concert with russian authorities. >> if the west sees president
assad as a fight against isil, to putin, he's determined to keep him in power. syria's, it's the last of the russian military intelligence services in the entire region of the middle east, where once russia and soviet union were a dominate force, and now they're not. >> reporter: the kremlin argues that airstrikes alone will never win the fight against the fighters, and only strikes on the ground will go up against the fight. now russia has weapons landing every day. and russian troops and engineers are now working on extending an air base. >> the kremlin insists that it's regular shipments of arms to syria are used exclusively in the syrian army's battle
against isil. but there are real fears that the weapons could be used in syria's civil war, that has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, and in the west, that's not acceptable. aljazeera, in moscow. >> meanwhile, syria's president, bashar al-assad, said that he has the solution to the influx of syrian refugees in europe, saying that europe should target the root cause of the problem. >> the issue is not whether europe accepts refugees or not, but is it necessary to eliminate the cause of the problem. if europeans are worried about refugees, they should stop supporting terrorists. >> the unity is impossible without the "extremist fighters. that is rhetoric, and this is real. according to the united nations, more than 200,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011.
and more than 4 million people have fled syria. most of those who have left have gone to turkey, lebanon and jordan, and some now settling in iraq and egypt. rasha is syrian, and she reported to us from inside of syria. many of her family and friends are still there, and she's in the studios tonight. rasha, it's very good to see you tonight. i can't imagine that there's a place with more difficult conditions than syria right now. describe for us what daily life is like around the damascus suburbs. >> well, you know, i was in the suburbs shortly after the chemical attack in 2013, and several times thereafter. and i have to say i would spend one to maximum three days at a time there. and i never felt that sort of hunger. that alone, just the hunger, being under siege because they're not allowed to bring in
food or medicine, it's something that we can't relate to. there's constant aerial bombardment. and everyone has been displaced one or two or three times. and there are a lot of displaced from other parts of the country who have gone there, a lot of times people are killed and no one can identify them because they're not from the area, so the situation just keeps getting worse. and i spoke to people who lived there today by skype. they were lamenting that the united nations is set up in a hotel in the center of damascus, just a 15 minute drive if you don't count the checkpoints, and they feel completely forsaken and completely forgotten by the u.n., by the world. and just by everyone in the four years that they have had these kilograms. >> correct me if i'm wrong, you said people go out to get milk in the morning knowing that they may not come back that afternoon. >> oh, absolutely, and that's, you know, that's not just the
case in the damascus suburbs in the rebel area. that's the case in government-controlled dam affect us, which is basically the safest place in the government-controlled syria as can be, and yeah, you don't know. in fact, people send their children to school in a school bus in the morning, really with their hand on their heart, thinking, what am i going to do? i can't keep my child at home, but i have to send them to school, and i'm just so worried. children get killed when a mortar shell comes flying into their school. it's an absolutely terrible situation. >> rosh, we're seeing reports of people paying thousands of dollars for each of their children to get their children out of the country, and where is that money coming from? are these people rich and staying behind or is money getting to them and how is that money arriving in. >> first of all, before the war in 2010, most syrians owned
their homes free and clear. so most syrians, the middle class are house rich to begin with, and a lot of syrians have sold whatever assets they could, so it's a war economy, so they have sold their home at a fraction of what it would normally cost. that's all they own in the world, they sold their home to send their children out of harm's way. and a lot of syrians have family and friends that are abroad to help raise these funds for them. but don't forget, a lot of syrians can not afford to do any of these option. it's not an option for them. and they're the ones staying behind. they're still the majority of syrians, with all of those we have seen on tv flooding europe, there are more syrians today suffering unimaginably. >> i want to get your take on the syrian-russian military buildup and how are the local people receiving the news that
russia does have boots on the ground and putin is backing agency add. a good thing for syrians or bad. >> it's going to depend on who you ask. a lot of syrians are hoping, maybe with all of this activity, i mean not just with russia having boots on the ground, and increasing their military presence there, but also with a flurry of diplomatic activity recently between saudi arabia and turkey and what not, some are hoping that something will happen, and maybe something will break, and maybe someone will take the lead on bringing some sort of resolution, but a lot of people are very pessimistic with the development with russian boots. >> and rasha, i want to get your take on this before we go. isil targeting many of syria's antiquities, and it puts a lot of people on an emotional level. how is that playing out on the ground inside of syria? imagine if you will, italians
having to deal with the coliseum being blown up in italy? >> yeah, it's terrible, it's attacking the soul of the country, the heritage, the history. and without the heritage, what sort of future can the syrians imagine for their country. but again, most people are so exhausted by the tragedies in their personal lives and the loss that they don't have the emotional capacity to even care about the way they put it, it's just stone. and i lost my children. you know? and it just leaves you speechless. >> it puts it in perspective, rasha, our syrian insider, and thank you very much. even as we speak, european countries tightening their borders as more and more refugees flow into europe. and hundreds of people are camping out on this road. it leads to the serbian/greek
border. with two of the border regions as it tries to enforce tough new laws on people trying to get in. austria tightening it's borders and they're calling for a meeting next week to it discuss the crisis. in germany, stepping up to help the thousands of refugees coming into the country. why the city's residents are coming out to support the refugees. >> they clearly are happy to be here. these newly arrived refugees. a soccer team in hamburg. everyone is in a party mood. this day, it's a game. a physiotherapist, with his home team in syria. >> i would like to say to the people of germany, thank you to germany.
>> diehard fans here are happy to have them. and hope they can help heal scared young live. european soccer has long time been plagued by sometimes racist fans, and it's different. it's fans are self described leftists. their message, the quality for all, is widely shared across the neighborhood. in the shadow of the stadium, the exhibition center is a magnet for volunteers eager to help refugees. the efforts started here in a corner, with just three people handing out secondhand shoes, and now it has grown to this. more than 500 volunteers working almost around-the-clock, sorting out thousands of tons of donations, worth thousands of dollars. an executive assistant was one of the first to volunteer. >> you must be proud.
>> yeah, i am proud. and happy and tired. >> as you can see from the discarded name tags, thousands of volunteers have already lent a hand. all of this with absolutely no government oversight. >> yeah, we need to try our best to solve the problems that we have right now. i think to solve the problems of the future, it's the job from politicians. >> the issues are complex, the questions many. but for now, there's work to be done. >> it's supposed to be a medium, and it's not. >> medium. >> she can't help but wonder what the future holds for the refugees now arriving. >> i'm not sure if germany ever will be their home. is anyone safe for me? if they have the chance to go back to their families, to
their friends, i think that would be the optimum. >> amid sorting and packing, dominic is trying to keep control in an effort that threatens to sink into chaos. >> we are -- we are german, and we like to be organize. i can't stay in my home, i can't eat good, or go to sleep in my big bedding as long as i know there are people outside waiting for freedom. >> reporter: a few blocks away in the once infamous red light district, you realize that hamburg is a city that hardly sleeps. here in the quarter, there's no rest in the refugee effort either. a bunch of metal bands have gotten together and are playing a gig to raise funds. cover your ears, it's going to be loud. other europeans suggest germany's support for the refugees is motivated over
national guilt over the country's wartime past. but guitarist, robert zimmerman, thinks that it's much simpler. >> germany was the aggressor in the two world wars, and it was one of the worst killing machines of all time. and i think that it's something, it has to do with morality and how you look at the world. and for me, and i think for a lot of people we're hearing, it's that people are equal. >> volunteers are showing their solidarity, the nation's role. but they have a single goal to offer refugees. safe haven. aljazeera, hamburg, germany. >> and this programming note, join us this sunday for aljazeera special report. u.s. and chinese negotiators holding a historic
summit on climate change, reducing carbon emissions. kiko, i understand that you talked today with oscar-winning director, james cameron, who has a unique take on how to fight climate change. >> reporter: james cameron has long been a passionate advocate about lowering carbon footprint, but the focus is not on the energy sector, but food. specifically, he's urging people to eliminate, or at least lower the amount of meat and dairy to lower the amount of carbon emission. >> you have 1.5 billion cows that are just eating all day long and belching up methane. some farts, but mostly belching, and it has three
times the climate changing. so that's something that we can do quickly. animals have more to climate change than all of the cars, trucks, planes, everything. >> cameron said animal agriculture alone is responsible for 14% of all grown house gas emissions. if people move to a plant based diet, that's what he took to thm today. the u.s. and china combined are responsible for half of the world's emissions. and president obama has vowed to reduce the u.s.' output by 30%, but individuals need to change their lifestyles. >> everybody in los angeles, california is very drought conscience, right? they tell you to take shorter showers, but what they don't
tell you, one pound of beef equals six months of seven minute showers seven days a week. >> one pound. >> six months ago of showers, so -- >> how do you figure that out? >> that's how much water it takes to produce a pound of beef. now, most of that water is being irrigated onto alfalfa, which is harvested and sent to the cow. it's not what the cow drinks, but the water to the could you. >> cameron and his wife are vegan, and he doesn't be expect everybody to go cold turkey, but he wants them to be conscience about the impact and climate change. >> i'm curious, did he indicate on how his work on climate change influenced his work as a filmmaker, or did it? >> he did. he's currently in the middle of producing the sequel to his
blockbuster, avatar, and he said that they will have scenes of the environment and sustainability. and he's trying to produce this with the smallest carbon footprint possible. he has developed a solar powered energy system on the roof of one of the sound stages, for example. >> thank you very much. a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in decision on behalf of an elderly woman whose death has been linked to eating tainted cucumbers. salmonella poisoning, the san diego company was sold under the label, limited edition. up next, financial aid for college. the big changes coming to the way that students can apply for loans, including -- parents will love had -- making the application easier. and also ahead, marching through 100 miles of change. how to get the attention of
overaggressive policing. the officer accusing the man of swinging the golf club as a weapon, the agency found no reason for the officer to stop that man. 50,000 it students in seattle's public schools will stop classes soon. reaching a tentative agreement, it could end the strike, and 5,000 teachers and the support staff walking off the job last wednesday, looking for the first cost of living raise in six years. it still has to be approved by the teacher's union. right now, the u.s. faces a collective $1.2 trillion in student debt. making the cost of a college tuition a hot topic as the school year begins. how they can get help paying for their education, ali velshi is tracking the story, and what changes are being made in how students apply for financial aid. >> right now, fafsa, anybody
who is a parent or not student knows that it's a lengthy form that helps kids apply for college, and get their financial aid, like pell grants. under the current system, students start applying for college in the fall, and then apply for financial aid later in january. which means that many know where they're going to school without knowing how much aid they're getting. which causes all kinds of stress. president obama's changes, you'll fill it out in october instead of january, and it's going to be easier to fill out and right now it has more than 100 questions on it, and as of 2015, families will be able to pre-populate the form irs data from a prior year. the education secretary, arnie duncan, said that it's going to lead to thousands more applications for pell grants. they're not increasing the money much, a 1% increase, but it is going to make the process easier to get to. >> ali, i know the forms well,
so what else is the president doing for the graduating class of 2016? >> well, you remember in 2013, president obama said that he wants a list of ranking colleges, in terms of return on investment. and he got endless push back from college presidents, particularly ivy league presidents, saying that let's do something different, not about the net worth, but the brand. so they have unleashed the college scorecard. it doesn't rank colleges, but it's run by the government. and it collects data, and 1700 variables, among them, how much debt they have, and how about graduates earn 10 years after graduation. the obama administration said that the goal is to focus on student outcomes, and to hold institutions accountable. and it's a little bit controversial. >> i see a bold championship
series coming up. and who would you have on the story tonight? >> tonight, the arctic, where there's a dangerous cold war. cooperation between nato countries and russia that might surprise can you where it could go from there. >> can you catch ali velshi tonight right here on aljazeera america. now for a look at what's coming up at the top of the hour, richelle carey. thunderstorms in utah turn into flood flooding, and in an instant, 12 women and children were overwhelmed by the floodwaters, and their car swept away. and in zion national park, three are it dead and the search for several still missing. and we continue the weeklong refugee crisis. >> you know, when everything around you has been destroyed, when all of your family has
been disburse and would you have lost all economic means to support yourself. when safety and security of human being's number one priority is gone, there's nothing to live for anymore. >> syrian americans demanding more help for the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to europe, we'll go to a new jersey community where hundreds of refugees have recently settled. >> well, they're getting close. a group of 100 women starting out from york, pennsylvania, it's a 100-mile march to washington, and they plan on getting to pope francis's visit to the city. and the plight of homeless elsewhere. jonathan was with them when they began their march. >> reporter: on this journey, these women are led by faith and family. >> what do you hope is heard? >> to stop deportation, to stop
separating families. to stop all of the suffering that's going on. >> pillar molina is one of 100 women marching 100 miles to washington d.c. it's coinciding with the pope's visit. >> it's a long mar. >> it is, and we have to make sacrifices to raise our voice. >> molina's own journey began years ago, when her parents brought her illegally from mexico when she was seven years old, she made a life in the u.s., and startled a tortilla business outside of philadelphia. immigration arrested her husband two years ago. >> my hope, my faith in god. never ever lost it. >> she leaned on her faith. praying and fighting for his release, afraid that he would be deported to mexico.
>> i always asked, dear god, i have to get through this, and he did. that's what helped me. >> because molina arrived in the u.s. as a child, she's considering a dreamer and allowed to stay under an obama directive, but her husband isn't. >> the only thing that i did wrong was the deportation on the border. other than that, i have never done anything wrong. >> and it was especially difficult for their two young girls. ask them about their mother, and suddenly tears start falling. >> you know -- at 11, she already understands strength and sacrifice. after five months, israel was allowed to return home. but his case is still open. >> [ speaking spanish ] so molina joined the others, rallying around the detention center where her husband was held. >> as you join this group, are
you worried about your family. >> yes. because my husband still -- >> so he still could get deported? >> he could still get deported. >> so now she represents a new journey, how far her family has come, and also how far they have to go. jonathan betz, aljazeera, new york, pennsylvania. >> filly a herrera, holding his hearing at the library of congress. he's america's first latino poet lawyer yet. and he wants to ex experience poetry, and he asks americans to contribute a verse to an epoch poem that he's working on. that poem will be called la familiar eelia i'll del walters in ne in new y, and richelle carey is back, and
>> hello, i'm richelle carey. john seigenthaler is off. >> swept away. heavy rains and flash flooding leave at least a dozen dead in utah. the victims as young as four years old. >> no man's land. >> the order of life is stronger than the order of the law. >> chaos as hungary seals it's southern border. meet refugees